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Xonar U7
7.1 USB Soundcard & Headphone
Amplifier
User Manual
E8237
First Edition (V1)
April 2013
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Table of Content
2.
Introduction...................................................................................... 4
1.1
Package contents .............................................................. 4
1.2
System requirements.......................................................... 4
1.3
General Specification.......................................................... 5
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1.
Hardware........................................................................................... 7
Xonar U7 Audio Card......................................................................... 7
Top view............................................................................................ 7
Rear view........................................................................................... 7
Bottom view........................................................................................ 7
3.
Driver Installation............................................................................. 9
3.1
Installing the Xonar U7 Card Driver.................................... 9
3.2Uninstalling or Reinstalling the Xonar U7 Card Driver........ 9
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Connecting Speakers and Peripherals........................................ 10
4.1
Input connection .............................................................. 10
4.2
Output connection............................................................. 13
Xonar U7 Driver Guide................................................................... 19
5.1
Introduction to the Xonar U7 Audio Center GUI................ 19
5.2
Input Device Function Introduction................................... 21
5.3
Mic-In, Line In Device Function Introduction..................... 37
5.4
Information Page Introduction........................................... 40
5.5
Tray Icon Function Introduction......................................... 40
Troubleshooting............................................................................. 42
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English
1.
Introduction
1.1
Package contents
Check your ASUS Xonar™ U7 audio card package for the following items:
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ASUS XonarTM U7 7.1-Channel USB Audio Card
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Driver CD
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S/PDIF TOSLINK optical adapter x 1
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Quick Start Guide
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USB Cable x 1
1.2
System requirements
To ensure a successful installation of the Xonar U7 audio card, make sure that
your computer meets the following requirements:
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USB port 2.0 and above
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Microsoft® Windows® 8 / 7 / XP (32/64bit)
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Intel® Pentium® 4 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon 1400 CPU or faster CPU
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More than 256MB system memory
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More than 60MB available storage space for driver installation
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CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation
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High-quality headphones, powered analog speakers, or a Dolby Digital
decoder, to enjoy the audio card’s high fidelity
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General Specification
Items
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1.3
Description
Audio Performance
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (AWeighted)
up to 114dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (AWeighted):
110dB
Output Total Harmonic Distortion +
Noise at 1kHz (A-Weighted) :
up to 0.0006% (104dB)
Input Total Harmonic Distortion +
Noise at 1kHz (A-Weighted) :
up to 0.0001% (-100dB)
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24bit/96kHz format):
< 10Hz to 46KHz
Output / Input Full-Scale Voltage
1 Vrms (2.828 Vp-p) for line out
1.3 Vrms (3.677 Vp-p) for headphone out
1 Vrms (3.677 Vp-p) for line in
Bus Compatibility
USB audio class
- USB audio class 2.0 for all functions
- USB audio class 1.0 for playback
Main Chipset
Audio Processor
Cmedia 6632A High-Performance Sound Processor
(Max. 192KHz / 24bit)
D-A Converter of Digital Sources
Cirrus CS4398* 1 (120dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)
Cirrus CS4362* 1 (114dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)
A-D Converter for Analog Inputs
Cirrus CS5361* 1 (114dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)
Sample Rate and Resolution
Analog Playback Sample Rate and
Resolution
44.1K/48K/88.2K//96K/172.4K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
Analog Recording Sample Rate
and Resolution
44.1K/48K/88.2K//96K/172.4K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
S/PDIF Digital Output
44.1K/48K/88.2K//96K/172.4K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
ASIO 2.0 Driver Support
44.1K/48K/88.2K//96K/172.4K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
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Items
Description
I/O Ports
Analog Output Jack
RCA (phone) jack * 2 (Front left / Front right)
3.50mm mini jack * 3 for surround
(Side/Center-Subwoofer/Rear-out)
3.50mm mini jack * 1 (Headphone out)
Analog Input Jack
3.50mm mini jack * 1 (Shared by Line-In / Mic-In)
Button
Output volume knob/Output selection / Microphone
Volume)
Digital S/PDIF Output
High-bandwidth coaxial port supports 192HKz/24bit
with one S/PDIF TOSLINK optical adapter
Driver Features
Operation System
Windows® 8 / 7 / XP (32/64bit)
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Hardware
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Xonar U7 Audio Card
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Description
Headphone Out port
Connect your headphone to this port.
Microphone In port
Connect your external PC microphone to this 3.5mm
port for voice input.
Line In port
Connect analog devices like MP3 players, CD players,
music synthesizers, and other line-level sound sources
to this 3.5mm port for audio recording or processing.
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Microphone Volume
Control
Press to increase or decrease microphone volume.
4.
Output Selection
Indicator
LED indicator indicates different output selection
(Headphone/Speaker/S/PDIF).
5.
Output Selection/
Volume Control
Rotate to adjust the playback volume. Press to select
an output source.
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Front (R) Out port
For 2/4/5.1/7.1 channel speaker systems, connects to
the front right input on the powered speakers.
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Front (L) Out port
For 2/4/5.1/7.1 channel speaker systems, connects to
the front left input on the powered speakers.
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Side Surround Out
port
Connects to the surround channel input on 7.1 powered
analog speakers.
9.
Center/Subwoofer Out
port
Connects to the center/subwoofer input on 5.1/7.1
powered analog speakers.
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Rear Out port
Connects to the back surround input on 4/5.1/7.1
powered analog speakers.
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S/PDIF Out port
Coaxial digital output port. Connects to an external
digital decoder or digital speaker systems, Home
Theater systems, AV receivers for outputting digital
audio including PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS, etc. Connects
to the surround channel input on 4/5.1/7.1 powered
analog speakers. Through S/PDIF-Out it will deliver
stereo PCM and use DDL for 5.1 channel.
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USB Port
Connects to your computer using a USB Type B-A lead.
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USB Audio 1.0/2.0
switch
Move this switch to toggle between USB Audio 2.0
and USB Audio 1.0 connection. Use USB Audio 1.0
for plug and play. Use USB Audio 2.0 on a mac (Apple
computer).
USB Audio 1.0/2.0 switch is located at the bottom side of the audio card. USB
Audio 1.0 connection has the following limitations:
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Only supports playback features.
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7.1 speakers, Headphone, Mic In / Line-In, and SPDIF Out can only
support sample rates of 44.1KHz/48KHz @16-bit.
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Driver Installation
3.1
Installing the Xonar U7 Card Driver
English
3.
After installing the Xonar U7 audio card on your computer, you need to install
the device driver that enables the Xonar U7 audio card to work with Windows®
operating system.
•The driver is required only when you connect the Xonar U7 to a PC or
notebook.
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The version and content of the support CD are subject to change without
notice.
To install the device driver:
1.
Insert the ASUS Xonar U7 support CD into your optical drive. If Autorun is
enabled, the ASUS Xonar Card Driver screen appears automatically. Go to
step 4. If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, perform step 2.
2.
Click My Computer on your desktop and double-click the optical drive icon.
3.
Double-click setup.exe located on the optical drive.
4.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Read,
understand, and accept the END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT before
continuing the installation.
5.
When the installation finishes, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
You can choose to restart the computer at a later time.
3.2Uninstalling or Reinstalling the Xonar U7 Card
Driver
3.2.1
Uninstalling the Xonar U7 Card Driver
To uninstall the Xonar U7 card driver:
1.
Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
2.
Double click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
3.
Click the Change or Remove Programs button.
4.
Select the program that you want to remove and then click Add/Remove (or
Change/Remove) button.
5.
In the InstallShield Wizard dialog box, select Remove.
6.
Restart your computer when prompted.
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3.2.2
Reinstalling the Xonar U7 Card Driver
To reinstall the Xonar U7 card driver:
1.
Uninstall the existing software or driver.
2.
Follow the installation process to reinstall the driver.
4.
Connecting Speakers and Peripherals
4.1
Input connection
4.1.1
Connecting to a USB 2.0 port on your computer
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PC
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USB Port
Description
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Connects to your computer using a USB Type B-A
lead.
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Connecting digital audio systems
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4.1.2
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S/PDIF
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Description
Connect an AVR to this S/PDIF output port.
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4.1.3Connecting microphone / Line-In
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Microphone In /
Line In port
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Connect the microphone’s 3.5mm plug into this Mic-In
port for voice communication, recording, or karaoke.
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Connect the 3.5mm plug of the CD/MP3 Player or any
other Line level analog audio sources into this Line-In
port for sound recording.
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Output connection
4.2.1
Connecting Stereo Headphones
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Headphone Out
Port
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Description
The Headphone Out port has a built-in high-quality
amplifier to drive headphones. Connect your stereo
headphones directly to this port.
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4.2.2
Connecting 5.1 channel headphones
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Connects to the front
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Front (L) Out port
Connects to the front left input port of 5.1 channel
headphones using the RCA cable.
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Center/Subwoofer
Out port
Connect the Center/Bass-channel 3.5mm plug of your
5.1 channel headphone into this jack.
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Rear Surround
Out port
channel headphone.
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Connecting analog speaker systems
English
Connecting 2 channel speakers
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Front (R) Out port
Connects to the front right input port of 2 channel
speakers using the RCA cable.
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Connects to the front left input port of 2 channel
speakers using the RCA cable.
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Connecting 4 channel speakers / power amplifier
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Front (R) Out port
Connects to the front right input port of 4 channel
speakers.
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Connects to the front left input port of 4 channel
speakers.
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Connecting 5.1 channel speakers
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Connects to the front right input port of 5.1 channel
speakers.
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Connects to the front left input port of 5.1 channel
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Center/Subwoofer
Out port
Connects to the Center and Subwoofer input ports of 5.1
channel speakers.
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Connecting 7.1 channel speakers
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Side Surround Out
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Connects to the Left surround and Right surround input
ports of 7.1 channel speakers.
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Out port
channel speakers using the mini-jack cable.
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speakers.
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Connects to the rear surround input port of 7.1 channel
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Xonar U7 Driver Guide
5.1
Introduction to the Xonar U7 Audio Center GUI
English
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After finishing the driver installation and rebooting your computer, you will find the
Xonar U7 Audio Center’s icon in the system tray on the bottom right-hand corner of
the screen. Double click this icon to open the Xonar Audio Center utility.
If the icon could not be found in the system tray, go to the Windows® Control
Panel and double click the Xonar U7 Audio Center icon.
5.1.1
Function Pop-up Menu
Xear Audio Center provides serveral sound effects. There is a pop menu for each
output / input device and you can enter the sound effect page to enjoy music,
movie and gaming.
To open the pop-up menu:
1.
Double-click the left button of the mouse on the Device icon.
2.
Left-click the mouse on the Device icon.
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Indicates the input default device.
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Indicates the speaker numbers for Speaker device only.
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Indicates the sample rate of playback sources.
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EQ: Equalizer
EM: Environment Effects
VSS: 7.1 Virtual Speaker Shifter
FB: Flex Bass II
KS: Xear SingFX for key shifting
VF: Xear SingFX for vocal fading
AB: Xear Audio Brilliant
DB: Xear Dynamic Bass
SVN: Xear Smart Volume
VC: Xear Voice Clarity
SMX: Xear Surround Max
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Indicates the playback sound effect status.
Abbreviation of Sound effect:
SF: Xear SingFX for microphone echo
SF: Xear SingFX for Magic Voice
Switch to Profile
Panel button
Click to switch the status bar to the Profile panel.
Volume Adjustment
bar
Click to increase or decrease volume.
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Mute / Unmute
Click to mute or unmute a device.
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ASIO
Click to launch the ASIO control panel.
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Profile Panel
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This profile panel for sound effect contains a preset mode and a user-defined
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Click to select the presets in profile mode.
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Adjust specific sound effects (EQ, EM etc…) settings and
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Delete Profile
Click to delete
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5.2.1
Dolby® Home Theater (Windows® 7 and above Only)
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Function Introduction
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The following items will be replaced by Dolby® Home Theater V4 under Windows® 7 and above Operating System.
- 7.1 Virtual Speaker Shifter
- 10-Band Equalizer
Refer to Dolby’s official manual for Dolby® Home Theater V4 functions.
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Volume Control
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5.2.2
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Lock
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Speaker Settings
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Function Introduction
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Select an item to set.
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Speaker Test
Click to test the speaker that you select.
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Channel Swap
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between Center/LFE (Available for 5.1 and above).
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Headphone Settings
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5.2.4
Function Introduction
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This function allows you to configure gain settings based on you headphone’s
impedence.
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Low Gain
Medium Gain
High Gain
0dB for < 32 ohms
6dB for 32 ~ 64 ohms
12dB for > 64 hms
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Sample Rate
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44.1 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 44.1K
48 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 48K
88.2 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 88.2K
96 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 96K
176.4 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 176K
192 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 192K
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24bit - set the playback bit depth to 24bit
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Equalizer (Windows® XP only)
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5.2.6
Function Introduction
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the input field and then click save to add your new setting.
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Click on an Environment Effect button or drop the
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Change the Room Size icon to simulate a larger or smaller
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Use mouse to rotate the virtual speakers on the screen
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The virtual speakers rotate clockwise or counterclockwise
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The cut off range of low frequency is from 50Hz to 250Hz.
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5.2.10 Xear SingFX
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It provides the key change function. There are four steps to
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It provides the vocal removing function for any stereo music
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(eg. Mp3, WMA and CD). Use the slide bar to
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5.2.11 Xear Audio Brilliant (Windows® XP only)
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Drag to adjust the Cut-off Frequency.
Reset button
Click to reset to the factory default settings.
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5.2.13 Xear Smart Volume (Windows® XP only)
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Tick to enable or disable the Xear Smart Volume function.
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Drag to increase or decrease the Volumet Level.
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Tick to enable or disable the Xear Voice Clarity function.
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Drag to increase or decrease the Voice Clarity Level.
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Click to select the level of background noise elimination.
Reset button
Click to reset to the factory default settings.
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5.3
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Click the device icon on the left side to open the pop-up menu.
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Tick to enable or disable the Magic Voice mode. Select an
icon below to apply the magic voice mode (monster, carton,
male and female).
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5.4
Information Page Introduction
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This page lists the driver information and the technologies’ trademark logo. You
can get both hardware/software details and legal information references here.
Click the Information button on the upper right corner of the user interface to
display the detailed information of the device.
5.5
Tray Icon Function Introduction
Open the CPL Tray Icon Function List by right-clicking the tray icon in the system
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Open: Click the Open item to restore the USB Audio Software CPL.
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Volume Control: Click the Volume Control item to launch the Volume Mixer
of Windows OS, which allows you to control the volume of speakers and
other audio devices seperately.
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Windows Media Player: Click the Windows Media Player item to launch
the Microsoft Windows Media Player.
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Sound Recorder: Click the Sound Recorder item to open the Windows
Sound recorder.
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Multimedia Properties: Launch the Multimedia Properties page of
Windows OS to select the working sample rate & bit rate.
(1) Select the Speakers device and then click the properties button.
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(2)Click the Advanced tab and click the dropdown list to open default
format support list as shown in the diagram below.
(3)Follow the same step to change the sample rate & bit rate for
Microphone device.
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Settings: Click setting to launch the Advanced Settings page as shown
below.
(1)Show System Tray Icon: Check Show System Tray Icon box to show
the Xear Audio center icon in the system tray.
(2) UI Transparent: Adjust the UI vision of transparent.
(3) Language Select: Change the UI language.
(4)Don’t show start up message: Check the box to hide or show the start
up message.
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Exit: Click Exit to exit the tray Icon from the system tray.
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6.
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Troubleshooting
I cannot install the audio card driver in my PC.
(1). Ensure that you have switched the USB sound card to USB Audio 2.0 and
plugged it to the USB port.
(2). Make sure that the LEDs light up.
(3). Ensure that you have the latest driver version.
(4). Check that the Windwos hardware Device Manager has detected the device.
(5). Restart your computer.
(6). Try to plug the device into another USB port.
2. I cannot find the Xonar U7 Audio Center.
(1). Make sure you have installed the driver.
(2). Find the Xonar U7 Audio Center icon in the system tray on the right bottom of
the screen. Double click the icon to launch the Xonar U7 Audio Center utility.
(3). If you cannot find the icon in the system tray, go to the Windows Control
Panel and double click the Xonar U7 Audio Center icon to make it visible in
the system tray again.
(4). After the driver installation is complete, it’s recommended that you reboot
your computer to complete the setup. If the icon still doesn’t appear, please
try installing the driver package again.
3. I can’t hear any sound from my analog speakers
(1). Ensure that you have connected speakers properly and have powered on
your speakers.
(2). Ensure that the device master volume or the software player has NOT been
muted in the Xonar U7 Audio Center.
(3). Ensure that the output LED indicator matches the output source configured in
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(4). If you are using Dolby Digital Live encoder through the S/PDIF output, the
analog output will be muted to get rid of the interference between your digital
speaker system and analog speakers or headphones. Please check if this is
the case.
(5). Please go to the sound and audio device of Windows® Control Panel to check
whether the playback default device is set to Xonar U7 Audio Device, instead
of other onboard AC97 or HDA codec device. If it’s not, please set it to Xonar
U7 Audio Device and restart your applications.
(6). Restart your computer.
4. I can’t hear any sound from the S/PDIF output
(1). Ensure that you have enabled S/PDIF output in the Audio Center GUI (Main
page).
(2). Ensure that you have connected the correct S/PDIF output jack in the card to
the decoder’s (AV receiver) S/PDIF input jack.
(3). You may need to select the correct input and mode of your decoder or AV
receiver. For Dolby Digital or DTS output, double check that the AV receiver
is in that decoding mode.
(4). If you are using 192KHz PCM output, make sure that your decoder can
support 192KHz decoding. Try changing it to 44.1K or 48KHz first.
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